Mouthguards 1 | Birmingham, MI - Newingham Dental Center
  • February 19, 2018

Spring sports are right around the corner and you should do everything you can to make sure your little athlete is ready to get active and stay safe while doing so. To get a custom athletic mouthguard that will help your child avoid a dental injury, call 248-972-8720 today to book a visit with our kid-friendly team.

We offer a wide array of family dentistry services and so much more at our Birmingham, MI dentist office. Our aim is to provide comprehensive dental care for you and your loved ones so you won’t have to drive between multiple specialists to get the care you need. We even offer some options that you might not expect, like custom oral appliances.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so we’re doing our best to educate kids and adults alike about the importance of developing and maintaining good oral hygiene habits. We’re also doing our best to help kids avoid dental problems in the first place, including dental emergencies that may arise while your kiddo is playing their favorite sport.

We know that you’ve got a jam-packed, even hectic at times schedule. That’s why we try to make booking appointments a little more flexible than nine-to-five dentists do. So you can get your appointments out of the way without screwing up your work schedule or keeping your child out of school, our office:

  • Opens early at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday through Friday
  • Stays open late until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays
  • Provides Saturday appointments once a month between 8:00 a.m. and noon

We offer free second opinions and complimentary consultations on any treatments you or your children need so you can mull over any major decision before committing to it. We’re happy to explain treatments in accessible language and answer any questions you have so you can make informed decisions.

To help take some of the financial stress out of the dental equation, we accept multiple payment options, We even take CareCredit, a special credit card provided by a third-party that breaks payments into affordable monthly installments and often offers interest-free options.

Help Your Kiddo Avoid Dental Injury With A Custom Athletic Mouthguard

You may assume that athletic mouthguards are only necessary for contact sports, but the fact is, if there’s a decent chance of a dental injury, your child should use a protective mouthguard while getting active. If the physical activity your child participates in involves any of the following, visit our Birmingham, MI office for smile protection:

  • Catching or throwing objects
  • Frequent direction changes
  • Jumping

Obviously, if your child plays football, boxes, or participates in gymnastics, they should use a mouthguard to protect their teeth. But here are several other activities that you may not realize should be done with a mouthguard in:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Skateboarding
  • Hockey
  • Mountain biking
  • Volleyball

You may be worried about the cost of a custom athletic mouthguard, but when you remember that a mouthguard can prevent a potentially expensive dental injury, you’ll be happy to invest in one.

Compared to store-bought options (whether one-size-fits-all or boil-and-bite models) our custom mouthguards do a much better job of protecting teeth and the rest of the mouth. They’re also much more comfortable because they’ll fit your child’s teeth precisely.

We proudly provide custom Under Armour brand mouthguards – a name your child will recognize and you can trust. In order to create your child’s or teen’s mouthguard, we will take precise impressions of their mouth to ensure a snug and comfortable fit. In just a few weeks, you’ll return so your child can make sure it fits properly.

We want you and your child to be able to relax and feel comfortable when you visit us. We’ll greet you with warm smiles and listen intently to your particular concerns and goals.

To help you relax, we offer various amenities for you to enjoy. For example, your child can kick back and distract themselves with a flat-screen TV in one of our care rooms while we work. We also offer:

  • Free WIFI
  • Separate play areas for children
  • Refreshing beverages
  • Warm blankets and soft pillows to keep your kiddo cozy

To treat your child’s smile to a custom athletic mouthguard that will work better and feel more comfortable than store-bought options, call Newingham Dental Center at 248-972-8720. You can also use our handy online form or swing by our conveniently located Birmingham, MI dentist office during our normal business hours to schedule or ask us questions.